Angela Garcia Combs
Angela Garcia Combs is the founder of Yellow Wallpaper Productions, LLC, and an award-winning writer/director who focuses on the female perspective while maintaining a light touch, a sharp wit and an accessible style. Her work in Film, Theater, Literary Fiction and Non-Fiction has been highly regarded for its unique point of view and skillful craft, earning accolades in film reviews and festival awards as well as renowned publications including the Mississippi Review and Arts & Letters Journal of Contemporary Culture.
Angela Garcia Combs has written over 10 feature length films, including "Nothing Special" (2010) which was curated by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences for its "Permanent Core Collection" and marks Karen Black's last starring role.
As a single mother, Angela graduated from UCLA's School of Theatre, Film and Television and has since written and directed independent films, optioned multiple screen plays, published short stories, essays, plays, theatre journalism and is a contributing writer for the Huffington Post Entertainment blog. Angela's work in theatre includes directing at the highly respected Odyssey and Blank theatres in Los Angeles, and workshopping several of her own original plays.
“She is one of the most talented directors I’ve ever worked with. She brings vision, leadership and is a brilliant communicator. Somehow she makes you feel like you’ve got all the time in the world but we were always ahead of schedule. What can I say, she’s a single mom.”
— Karen Black (Actress, Five Easy Pieces, Easy Rider)
“Nothing Special,” The ACCOLADE Competition, Award of Excellence, 2011
“Nothing Special, ” The Indie Fest, AWARD OF EXCELLENCE (DIRECTOR), 2010
“Nothing Special,” Iowa Independent Film Festival, The HENRY JAGLOM AWARD for CREATIVE EXCELLENCE IN DIRECTION, 2010
“Nothing Special,” Female Eye Film Festival, Toronto, Best Debut Feature, 2010
“Nothing Special,” 33rd Philadelphia International Film Festival, Best Feature, 2010
“Nothing Special,” The Los Angeles Reel Film Festival, Winner, 2010
“Creature in a Box,” Arts and Letters Journal of Contemporary Culture for Literary short fiction, 2003
“Quiet Storm,” Chesterfield Writer's Film Project finalist, 2003
“What She Saw,” New Century Writer Awards, 2003
“The Pretty Little Girl,” H.E. Francis Literary Competition finalist, 2002